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The Undiscovered Paul Robeson; An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939 by  Jr Paul Robeson - 1st Edition - 2001 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 008823)

The Undiscovered Paul Robeson; An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939

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The Undiscovered Paul Robeson; An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939

by Paul Robeson, Jr

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ISBN 10
0471242659
ISBN 13
9780471242659
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New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2001 John Wiley & Sons, New York. 2001. Hardcover. First Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for a F/O name on the front pastedown and scattered highlighting in the first two chapters. Book Condition: Very Good; bumping to head and tail; slight textblock soiling. DJ: Very Good; NOT Price Clipped ($30.00); bumping to head, tail, and upper tips. Brown boards and spine with bright copper lettering on the spine. 383 pp 8vo. Paul Robeson's public side was renown; actor, singer, scholar, activist, law degree from Columbia, professional football career, concert and film career in Europe and the US. Escaping racism in America he came to flourish professionally and personally in Europe where he fought anticolonial and antifascist governments and returned to America to fight racism. The author sets out to explore the connection between the artist's soul and the passions that ruled it. A clean very presentable copy.

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The long-awaited, untold, inside story of the rise of the legendary actor, singer, scholar, and activist. The first volume of this major biography breaks new ground. The greatest scholar-athlete-performing artist in U.S. history, Paul Robeson was one of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century. Now his son, Paul Robeson Jr., traces the dramatic arc of his rise to fame, painting a definitive picture of Paul Robeson's formative years. His father was an escaped slave; his mother, a descendent of freedmen; and his wife, the brilliant and ambitious Eslanda Cardozo Goode. With a law degree from Columbia University; a professional football career; title roles in Eugene O'Neill's plays and in Shakespeare's Othello; and a concert career in America and Europe, Robeson dominated his era. This unprecedented biography reveals the depth of Robeson's cultural scholarship, explores the contradictions he bridged in h...

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Bookseller
Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
008823
Title
The Undiscovered Paul Robeson; An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939
Author
Paul Robeson, Jr
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0471242659
ISBN 13
9780471242659
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
2001
Keywords
Paul Robeson, actor, singer, scholar, activist, law degree from Columbia, professional football career, concert and film career in Europe and the US, movie star, civil rights, negro rights,
Bookseller catalogs
Art/Music/Motion Pictures/Television; Biographies;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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